The Problem: Two bad pallets, eighteen good pallets. The Key Point: Shippers do not promise each pallet will meet good arrival standards.
The Problem: Buyer attempting to hold seller to last week’s offer. The Key Point: If not expressly defined, the seller’s offer is good for a “reasonable time.”
Be aware that excessive quality defects may be grounds for a breach of contract claim.
Always provide notice of problems with a shipment as soon as possible.
Timely notice gives the interested parties an opportunity to investigate the facts for themselves.
Any missing product must be considered free of defects.
The Solution: Call for a government inspection as soon as possible.
The Problem: Negative return from price-after-sale (PAS) transaction.
The Problem: Inspection of blueberries taken four days after arrival. What now?